Comcast Gets Third Extension On WYCI Fight

By on Oct, 24 2016 with Comments 0

Comcast‘s cable TV subsidiary has been granted a rare third extension by the FCC to gather the information necessary for “a full and accurate reply” to the owner of an Upstate New York TV station the media giant doesn’t want to be forced to add to its systems in the Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY DMA.

Comcast now has until Nov. 9 to defend a cable special relief petition (CSR) filed with the FCC in August, which would have allowed the company’s cable operation in the market to become exempt from a pending market modification of the station to Burlington-Plattsburgh. Such action would make the station a “must carry,” and the station’s owner is putting up a fight for coverage.

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About The Author: Adam R Jacobson is a veteran radio industry journalist and advertising industry analyst with general, multicultural and Hispanic market expertise. From 1996 to 2006 he served as an editor at Radio & Records.

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